Gallup News Service conducted a survey of 1026 American adults aged 18 years or older, August 31–September, 2, 2009. The respondents were asked, “Of every tax dollar that goes to the federal government in Washington, D.C., how many cents of each dollar would you say are wasted?”
Of the 1026 individuals surveyed, 35% indicated that 51 cents or more is wasted. Gallup reported that 35% of all adult Americans 18 years or older believe the federal government wastes at least 51 cents of each dollar spent, with a margin of error of 4% and a 95% level of conﬁdence.
(a) What is the research objective?
(b) What is the population?
(c) What is the sample?
(d) List the descriptive statistics.
(e) What can be inferred from this survey?